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MLB Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Rays over the Oakland Athletics

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Alex Cobb gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 4-5 mark. In the other dugout, Andrew Triggs brings a 5-5 ledger to the game for the Oakland Athletics as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.5-4.4 win for the Athletics on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (31-31) will face the 26-33 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Oakland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 26-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.58 runs per nine innings, against the No. 23 line up of the Oakland Athletics at 4.19 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Toronto on Wednesday; it was a 7-5 final at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 7-5 final on Thursday in support of J Odorizzi at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Tampa Bay, Saturday, June 10th